Dr Andrew Wood
IGC Chancellor's Fellow
Current: Principal Investigator, Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Chancellor's Fellow. MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGC, University of Edinburgh
Key achievements: Uncovered roles for the SMC complex condensin in disease. Provided evidence that the formation of mitotic chromosomes that are competent for segregation is a developmentally regulated process.
Post-Doctoral (2008 - 2011): Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow in the laboratory of Barbara Meyer. UC Berkeley and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Key acheivements: Generated the first gene knockouts in animals using transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs). Showed that gene editing nucleases could be applied across species to study the evolution of developmental mechanisms.
Doctoral (2003 - 2007): Kings College London in the laboratory of Rebecca Oakey
Key achievements: Identified novel imprinted regions of the human and mouse genomes. Demonstrated that alternative splicing and polyadenylation can be regulated by epigenetic modification of chromatin.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London Bachelor of Science, University of Sheffield